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The Industrial Ontologies Foundry Proof-of-Concept Project



Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Evan K. Wallace, Dimitris Kiritsis, Barry Smith, Chris Will


The current industrial revolution is said to be driven by the digitization of manu-facturing that exploits connected information across all aspects of manufacturing. Standards have been recognized as an important enabler. Ontology is the next generation standard for connected information. Although there have been ontolo-gies developed in the industrial manufacturing domain, they have been fragment-ed and inconsistent. With successes in developing coherent ontologies in the bio-logical, biomedical, and financial domains, an effort called Industrial Ontologies Foundry (IOF) has been formed to pursue the same goal for the industrial manu- facturing domain. However, developing a coherent ontology covering the entire industrial manufacturing domain has been known to be a mountainous challenge because of the multidisciplinary nature of manufacturing. To manage the scope and expectations, the IOF community kicked-off its effort with a proof-of-concept (POC) project. This paper describes the developments within the project.
Proceedings Title
APMS 2018 International Conference Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2018)
Conference Dates
August 25-30, 2018
Conference Location


Smart manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Ontology, IOF, Industrial Ontologies Foundry


Kulvatunyou, B. , Wallace, E. , Kiritsis, D. , Smith, B. and Will, C. (2018), The Industrial Ontologies Foundry Proof-of-Concept Project, APMS 2018 International Conference Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2018), Seoul, -1, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created August 26, 2018, Updated March 12, 2020